Persian carpets and other “rugs of the East” are firmly established as elegant design elements — subtle and often-unheralded — that loudly whisper refinement and good taste. Historically, many of us think of them in terms of the imagery of medieval Europe: They were considered great status symbols in the 1500s and, some 200 years beyond, were too precious to put on floors; instead, they adorned tables, chests and walls.
Enjoying an afternoon of diving and swimming at Lakeside Park in Chelan along the edge of a storm system over the Cascade Mountains are from left, Skyler Nithivanich, Chelan, Chase Rigg, San Diego, and Mereck Palazzo, Chelan, all 15.
Spark your kids’ gardening enthusiasm at this Saturday’s Family Fun in the Garden at WSU/Chelan Master Gardener’s Community Education Garden, northwest corner of Western and Springwater avenues, Wenatchee.
It’s here, puncturevine, also known as goatheads, has already begun to germinate around Chelan County. You can find it on gravel driveways, parking areas, hard-packed or sandy soil, vacant lots and even in your yard or garden.
Noxious weeds and nuisance weeds are unsightly, degrade pasture land, reduce crop yields, destroy native habitat and are, well, noxious — they can hurt your feet. For example, think cheat grass in your socks or your dog’s fur, or puncture vine wounds in feet and bicycle tires.
Never before have I lived a place where you can both snowboard through fresh powder and sow seeds in your garden during the same day. We are fortunate to have spring come early in our part of the world.
I have been a member of the Greater Wenatchee Arbor Day Committee for 17 years. It has been such a pleasure to drive around North Central Washington and recognize specimen trees the committee has distributed over the past 25 years. The trees are thriving and are unexpectedly large!